The world is full of strange behaviour
Every man has to be his own saviour
I know I can make it on my own if I try
But I'm searching for a great heart to stand me by
Underneath the African sky
A great heart to stand me by
Johnny Clegg had the special quality of being able to unite people across all backgrounds and generations with his music. His music has always been a beacon of hope and inspiration and in a time when South Africans and the world need it the most, the lyrics to Great Heart stand true.
In a fitting tribute to one of the most iconic figures in South African music history, the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show, featuring some of South Africa's top performers, has been moved up to the 05th of December, 2020 at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (Johannesburg).
Patrons who are already in possession of their tickets must retain them as Computicket will swap them with the new tickets closer to the time. Patrons who have booked online but not yet collected, their tickets will reflect the new date. Patrons who are unable to attend the new date can contact Computicket for a refund (firstname.lastname@example.org for all ticketing enquiries). Johnny Clegg captured the hearts of a nation and the tribute concert will feature fellow musicians that will commemorate his life and his musical career. There will also be a dance tribute performed by dancers from Zululand and the local hostels. Johnny Clegg - The Tribute Show will take place on Saturday, 05th December at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (entrance on Thomas Bowler Street). Gates open at 10h00 with performances commencing at 11h00 - 18:00.
Money will be raised at the event for the Click Foundation, supporting 'The Friends of Johnny Clegg' charity which was established with Johnny in December 2018.
Originally released in 1994, this CD was re-released on Rhythm Safari in 2006. The CD contains 9 tracks. The CD's jacket contains limited information and printing quality is not great, but this is as it comes from the distributors in South Africa.
Johnny Clegg was born in the UK and grew up in Zimbabwe. He joined forces with Sipho Mchunu (from Natal) and in 1976 they had their first hit singleWoza Friday. Their first Album, Universal Men was released in 1979. Juluka was formed during a time of much racial conflict in the South African Apartheid era, and many of their songs convey this. In 1985Juluka split up.
Sipho went back to Zululand, and Johnny formed Savuka. The Savuka albums included Shadow Man and Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World. Savuka ended in 1993, and Johnny and Sipho reformed to record Ya Vuka Inkunzi (also released as Crocodile Love). Since then, Johnny has recorded solo.